Monarch Aircraft Engineering launches construction of state-of-the-art facility at Birmingham Airport‏

From left to right: Steve Carden, Sisk, Wal MacKey and Mick Adams, Monarch
Aircraft Engineering, Paul Kehoe and Will Heynes, Birmingham Airport

 Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL), the award-winning independent aircraft
maintenance provider has now started construction work on its new 110,000
sq. ft state-of-the-art maintenance facility at Birmingham Airport

This follows the announcement on 20 November 2012 about the new facility, 
which is creating 150 new jobs with the potential for a further 150

The site of the new Monarch Aircraft Engineering hangar - to see a larger image "click" on the photo

The construction work, which is due to be completed and fully operational
by the end of 2013, commenced with Mick Adams, MAEL Managing Director,
breaking soil on the Elmdon site at Birmingham Airport on Friday 11 January 2013
Commenting on the build, Mick Adams stated: "This is a key milestone in MAEL’s
development which will allow us to meet the requirements of our customers and
to fulfil the potential to grow our third-party customer base even more rapidly"

Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport said: "This state-of-the-art facility in the
West Midlands demonstrates Monarch’s long-term commitment to the region,
creating job opportunities for skilled engineers and young people looking to start
a career in aircraft maintenance. We look forward to watching the development
take shape over the coming months"

Kim Shevyn, Regional Construction Director of John Sisk and Son Ltd said: "We are
delighted to have been awarded the contract for this state-of-the-art maintenance
facility at Birmingham Airport and look forward to developing our relationship with
MAEL whilst utilising our extensive expertise within the airport sector"

The new facility will incorporate industry-leading design, technology and build standards
and will have the capacity to accommodate both wide body and narrow body aircraft
Supported by a number of component-repair and back shops as well as a logistics
centre, the Birmingham facility will complement MAEL’s existing heavy maintenance
operations in the UK at London Luton and Manchester Airports

A video announcing MAEL’s new facility at Birmingham Airport is available here

Wednesday 16 January 2013


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